Former ESPN Reporter Recalls Dennis Rodman Offered to Handle 'Trouble' in Locker Room

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May 12, 2020 - 11:36 am
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Longtime sportscaster Andrea Kremer joined Ben & Woods on 97.3 The Fan in San Diego on Tuesday morning.

Recently featured in the hit ESPN documentary "The Last Dance," Kremer shares some incredible stories of her time covering Michael Jordan and the Bulls during their dynasty of the 90's, plus she talks about some of her current work she is doing with HBO's "Real Sports."

"This 'Last Dance' has just been a revelation," host Ben Higgins said, "especially for people in our business. We needed something. We needed something to bring us together every Sunday, and this has just been spectacular. What has the experience been like for you?"

"For me it's like a time machine," Kremer said. "I'm associated with the NFL now, but when I got to ESPN, I opened their Chicago bureau in 1989, this is what I was doing, was the NBA. And I covered all six of Jordan's championships, and was there for you know, the good, the bad, the difficult."

Kremer reveals one of the proudest moments of her career was landing the first interview after Jordan returned to the NBA -- and even detailed a surprising interaction she had with Dennis Rodman, then with the Pistons, while discussing the difficulty of covering an NBA team as a young female reporter in the early 1990s.

"'If anybody gives you any trouble, you come to me and I'll take care of it,'" Rodman said, according to Kremer.

"'Wow, where did that come from?'" Kremer recalled wondering. "And I really, really appreciated it."

Listen below for the full audio clip.

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